It’s hard not to admire the rise of Spotify, it’s amazing what a couple of bored Swedish millionaires can accomplish. However, Spotify mirrors the claims from other tech giants we have read about this semester. They are happy to promote the allusion of a free-market and a place where anyone can make it yet, behind closed doors many barriers and gatekeepers are controlling the operations. …


Consider the L̶o̶b̶s̶t̶e̶r̶ influencers. Since the coronavirus pandemic has become increasingly more serious and travel has been almost all but restricted for essential trips, I have been thinking to myself, what about the influencers? How can influencers show off and sell products when we are all stuck at home? …


Did you know, James Early Jones had a terrible stutter as a child and was functionally mute for 8 years because of it? A high school teacher helped him end his silence through Jones’ love of poetry.

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About a year ago I posted this to TIL (Today I Learned) on Reddit and the post went viral, thank you “Knights of the New.” I checked back every hour or so to keep track of how many upvotes the post was getting, 5 thousand upvotes, 12 thousand, 25 thousand, and eventually over 30 thousand upvotes. I hate to admit how excited I got over random people thinking my post was worthy of their precious upvotes. But eventually, the post made it to the front page of Reddit, and I achieved 24 hours of anonymous internet fame. When the post hit the front page, I got a notification that I had been added to a new subreddit, r/ethernityclub. …

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